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Ethnomusicologist Nino Razmadze – Deputy Director of the International Research Centre for Traditional Polyphony (IRCTP) of Tbilisi state Conservatoire was at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna – MDW within the framework of ERASMUS+program. On special invitation of the University professor Ulrich Morgenstern she delivered lectures on Georgian traditional music and instruments, performance practice was another main focus; the interested students and employees as well as invited persons had a possibility to get familiarized with the repertoire of Georgian instrument chonguri and a few Georgian songs accompanied by round dance.

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In 2018 with the financial support of the Georgian Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport  International Research Centre for Traditional Polyphony of Tbilisi State Conservatoire published the book “Kist Traditional Music” (in Georgia, Kist and English)

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Teona Lomsadze, specialist of the International Research Center for Traditional Polyphony was chosen a Liaison Officer for Georgia at ICTM (International Council for Traditional Music).
In recent years this position was held by Joseph Jordania, head of the International bureau of IRCTP, Georgian ethnomusicologist working at Melbourne conservatory. According to his and Rusudan Tsurtsumia’s initiative and ICTM board decision young ethnomusicologist Teo Lomsadze will replace him to accomplish the following duties: distribute information about the ongoing processes in Georgian ethnomusicology and traditional music scene to ICTM network and provide useful information about ICTM projects and scientific events to Georgian ethnomusicologists.

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On 30 October-3 November, 2018 Tbilisi State Conservatoire hosted the 9th International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony held by the Conservatoire, The International Centre for Georgian Folk Song, and Folklore State Centre of Georgia with the financial support of Georgia Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, under the patronage of President of Georgia.

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In 2018 with the financial support of the Georgian Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, and “Georgian Chanting Foundation” International Research Centre for Traditional Polyphony of Tbilisi State Conservatoire published the book “Georgian Polyphony in Western Turkey: In the footsteps of Peter Gold” (in Georgia, Turkish, English and German); the book was published by WPN Polish Publishers specially for Frankfurt Book Fair.

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During the 9th International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony Frank Scherbaum (University of Potsdam/Germany), Nana Mzhavanadze (Ilia State University/Georgia)  and Elguja Dadunashvili (University of Jena/Germany) presented a new web-based, long-term archive of audio, video, and larynx-microphone field recordings of traditional Georgian singing, praying and lamenting with special emphasis on Svaneti.

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As it has been announced, the 9th International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony will be held on 30 October-3 November, 2018, in Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Georgia. This year symposium is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the first republic of Georgia and it will host scholars and musicians from Georgia and 16 foreign countries.

You are already able to check the program of 9th symposium and plan attending on your favorite event.



In 2018 with the financial support of the Georgian Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, and “Georgian Chanting Foundation” International Research Centre for Traditional Polyphony of Tbilisi State Conservatoire published the book “Georgian Polyphony in Western Turkey: In the footsteps of Peter Gold” (in Georgia, Turkish, English and German); the book was published by WPN Polish Publishers specially for Frankfurt Book Fair.

Tbilisi State Conservatoire (TSC), which is a centre for researching traditional polyphony in Georgia, has been studying for several years already musical culture of the Georgians living in Turkey, particularly musical traditions of the village Hayriye, Inegol district.

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